Dennis A. Amith

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The One about the Memorial Event for Wayne S. Graczyk

Memorial Event for Wayne S. Graczyk Noon to 2 PM., Saturday, May 20, 2017 Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan  You are invited to celebrate the life of Wayne Graczyk, longtime columnist for The Japan Times and Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ) member. Wayne passed away on April 19, 2017 while in Kumamoto to help Nippon Television cover a countryside game between the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. He was a fixture in the […]

The One About Wayne Graczyk (RIP Wayne)

It was a few weeks ago that I was promoting Wayne Graczyk’s latest Japan Pro Baseball Fan Handbook & Media Guide and today, I have learned that Wayne had passed away after a game in Kumamoto, helping NTV to cover a game between the Yomiuri Giants vs. the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. When it comes to Japanese baseball #NPB, there are a few people who have contributed consistently each and every year in promoting it overseas […]

The One about Wayne Graczyk’s “Japan Pro Baseball Fan Handbook & Media Guide”

As a big fan of Japanese pro baseball (NPB – Nippon Professional Baseball), I’m often asked how one can get into Japanese baseball.  And most importantly, something they can follow because they can’t read or speak Japanese. I always recommend connecting with fans on the NPB Reddit site, where communication is primarily all in English. But there is one source that has always done a great job of getting me the information that I need […]